58th Annual Pollença Festival

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The 58th Annual Pollença Festival, held at the Santo Domingo Cloister in a small town in Mallorca, will commence in one week, on August 7. The world-class classical music festival runs through the entire month of August, and Foundation for Iberian Music director Antoni Pizà has once again contributed program notes for several of this year’s scheduled events.

Pizà wrote the notes for Orquestra Simfònica Illes Balears’ inaugural concert, which features a work by Cuban composer Paquito D’Rivera. You can view the program and read Pizà’s notes online. D’Rivera was the recipient of the Foundation’s Composer’s Commission in 2009, for which he wrote Ladies in White. The work was soon thereafter adapted for use as a dance by the renowned Alvin Ailey dance company. D’Rivera also holds an honorary degree from the Graduate Center, awarded in 2010.

You can buy tickets, as well as view the full lineup and read notes for each concert, on the festival’s website